Lore and Legends

Lore and Legends

Lore and Legends explores humanities past, present, and future through the lense of the lore and legends built up by dominant cultures like Ancient Egypt, Greece, and more forgotten or ignored groups like the Native Americans or Tribal Africans, as well as modern myths, legends, and phenomena from bigfoot, to UFO's, psychic powers and even religions.... https://www.loreandlegends.net


December 31, 2023 11 mins

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The story of Deucalion and Pyrrha and the Great Deluge is the Ancient Greek equivalent to the more familiar Biblical story of Noah's Ark.


cBecker, K. F., Schmidt, F., & Putnam), U. G. P. (George. (n.d.). Deucalion and Pyrrha. In Gods and heroes. essay, Project Gutenberg. 

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The story of the destruction of Sodom is a powerful one. So much so, that the word "sodomy" is with us to this day to describe a certain type of deviant behavior. But as with many stories of the ancient world, we dont have a lot of physical proof. Or do we? A team of researchers has suggested that an archeological dig site at Tall el-...

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August 15, 2022 15 mins

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This episode tells the story of the Chronovisor. An alleged time machine put together by various scientists under the direction of the Vatican in the 1950's. The Chronovisor, according to Fr Pellegrino Ernetti, allowed its operators to hear, see, and record past events without interacting with them. Deemed too dangerous and controversial by Pope Pius XII...

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Who actually found America first and how did it get its name? Both of those questions are answered in the colorful account of Amerigo Vespucci's First Voyage, which is read verbatim in this episode. But is the story fact or fiction? You might be surprised...


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February 24, 2022 12 mins

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Central Bank Digital Currency is not Crypto Currency. It is fiat currency on steroids with the guarantee of eliminating privacy and financial freedom. Money and information are powerful tools. What happens when they intersect like never before and are controlled by government banks?

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January 16, 2022 9 mins

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In September 2007 a meteorite would hit the earth outside the village of Carancas Peru. It left behind a large crater, pieces of the meteor...and a strange illness that seems to have swept through the area in humans and animals alike. What was the cause? And are we ready for things like this in the future?

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January 9, 2022 14 mins

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What could be our ultimate doom? Climate, disease, lack of resources, war? Its hard to say, but one experiment in the late 1960s designed and carried out by John Calhoun dubbed "Universe 25" suggested safety, surplus, and comfort could be just as if not more deadly to a society than we might think...

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October 24, 2021 12 mins

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China made some media waves recently with its alleged launch of a "hypersonic" space weapon. And with all that is going on in the world with trade, Taiwan, and covid it makes a lot of people feel on edge. But pursuit of these wild speeds are nothing new the Americans either. Is a new arms race upon us? I think so. This episode starts wa...

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October 18, 2021 9 mins

A Russian Ghost. An alleged true story, of a father's encounter with a ghost shortly after the birth of his child. Recorded in "True Ghost Stories" by Hereward Carrington in 1915.

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"The Dread" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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October 10, 2021 9 mins

A Dead Secret is a short Japanese Ghost Story recorded in "Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things" written by Lafcadio Hearn in the early 1900s.

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"Shadowlands 7 - Codex" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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August 31, 2021 11 mins

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This episode takes a look at the story of "Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell about ill-fated mission in Afghanistan 2005 that led to the deaths of 19 special forces soldiers...and contrast's it with the lesser known account of Mohammad Gulab, the man who rescued Luttrell from the mountains and the ...

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July 28, 2021 22 mins

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The legendary story of Samson as found in the Book of Judges. Samson is something of a dark Hercules, a supernaturally strong man driven by pride and lust, which ultimately lead to his fall from grace, and his last chance for redemption....

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Gregorian Chant by Kevin MacLeod

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June 14, 2021 15 mins

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This episode tells a handful of stories recorded in a late 1800s report to the Bureau of American Ethnology about the mysterious spirit beings of Cherokee lore....not all of whom were friendly.....

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The Sky of our Ancestors by Kevin MacLeod

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May 19, 2021 17 mins

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UFO and UAP stories have made it to the mainstream thanks to regular reporting from outlets like the New York Times, Fox's Tucker Carlson, and now CBS's 60 Minutes. But the ones running the current narrative all have one thing in common, government backgrounds. What should we make of this? What do you think?

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May 10, 2021 8 mins

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Throughout much of history carrying a few extra pounds was seen as a sign of wealth and prosperity. And the last hurrah of this view manifested itself in the elite social clubs for fat influential men in the late 19th century and into the 20th century. Give it a listen, learn little weird history and have a laugh!

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April 19, 2021 13 mins

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Prepare for weird. Would elimination of religions and the establishment of a single world government be a dream come true, or just mass genocide? Project Bluebeam is one of the older "grand conspiracies of everything" and this episode takes a look into this granddad conspiracy in the light of some of the more prolific conspiracies of ...

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March 22, 2021 24 mins

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A retelling of the classic Greek myth of the heroic Theseus and the demonic Minotaur, and some reflection on its themes

Bonus Episode "The Origin of the Minotaur and the Labyrinth"


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March 15, 2021 11 mins

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What really happened in Roswell the night of the famous UFO crash? Were there aliens? Was and is there still a coverup? A little known story from the son of a former British Intelligence agent might hold the answer, and the truth might be even darker than we've been led to believe.....



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March 1, 2021 21 mins

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This episode discusses political violence of the 1960s-1970s Chinese Culture Revolution and documented outbreaks of cannibalism recorded in the book "The Scarlet Memorial" by Zheng Yi. As well as how the current political temperature in America doesn't seem to be headed anywhere positive....

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January 18, 2021 10 mins

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Intense and desperate times are often accompanied by stories of miraculous salvation. Are the miracles real or are they part of the way we cope with trauma? This episode looks at a story from the Manchu War of 1636, and the "Angel of Mons" legend of World War One.

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